BK Inter Bratislava (Extraliga) is close to add to their roster 30-year old Polish ex-international point guard Robert Skibniewski (183-83) who has just parted ways with AZS Koszalin in Poland. In 19 games he recorded 7.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg this season.
Stelmet Zielona Gora celebrated Polish Cup title. They crushed Anwil Wloclawek 79-57 in the final played in Warsaw. Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) scored 8 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, dished out 3 assists and earned MVP award. Karol Gruszecki (193-G/F-89, college: Texas Arlington) and Nemanja Djurisic(203-PF-92, college: Georgia) scored 12 points each for the winners. James Washington (182-PG-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) responded with 15 points for Anwil. [read more]
Stelmet and Anwil will face in Polish Cup final. Both teams celebrated victories in the semis today. Stelmet overcame PGE Turow Zgorzelec 69-64. Armani Moore (193-F-94, college: Tennessee), Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) and Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, college: Washington St., agency: BeoBasket) led the winners. David Jackson (195-SG-86, college: W.Illinois) with 20 points was the best scorer for Turow. Anwil Wloclawek defeated Miasto Szkla Krosno in the second semifinal. Anwil took a... [read more]
Stelmet and Anwil will face in Polish Cup final. Both teams celebrated victories in the semis today.
Anwil Wloclawek defeated Miasto Szkla Krosno in the second semifinal. Anwil took an early win and allow the opponents to score only 16 points in first half. Krosno made a comeback in the final chapter (thanks to Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91, college: Davidson) 21 points) but it was not enough for coach Igor Milicic and his team. Kamil Laczynski (183-PG-89) scored 19 points for the winners (5/5 from three point line).
Maciej Lampe's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Poles playing currently abroad: - 2 days ago
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Polish players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85). He led Leopards to a victory over the 16th-ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank in the Chinese CBA in Wednesday night's game.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Polish players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85, currently plays in China). He led Leopards to a victory over the 16th-ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (10-27) 119-105 in the Chinese CBA in Wednesday night's game.
Lampe was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 37 points and getting 17 rebounds. Lampe also added 2 blocks and 3 steals in 32 minutes on the court.
Shenzhen Leopards (25-13) are placed sixth in the CBA.
His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
It's Lampe's first season with the team.
Lampe has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 23.4ppg, 12.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 59.9%(296-494), 3FGP: 36.6% and FT: 73.7% in 36 games he played so far.
Lampe has a dual citizenship: Polish and Swedish.
He is currently a member of the Polish senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, agency: BeoBasket, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in France). Slaughter could not help Strasbourg IG (10-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Strasbourg IG was defeated 83-76 on the road by the lower-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (#9).
Slaughter was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
Slaughter has relatively good stats this season: 13.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 61.3%(49-80), 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 79.1%.
He is a naturalized American.
Slaughter is in the roster of the Polish senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Poland.
#3. The Polish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey). Kulig contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Galatasaray (11-7) 79-64 in the Turkish BSL on Monday night.
He scored 13 points in 20 minutes.
Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (13-5) is placed fourth in the BSL.
This year Kulig's overall stats are: 8.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 2FGP: 62.5%(45-72), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 72.7% in 18 games.
He played for the Polish national team two years ago.
#4. An experienced center Marcin Gortat (214-84, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Washington Wizards' victory against the Indiana Pacers (29-28) 112-107 in the NBA in Friday night's game.
Gortat recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 16 rebounds.
The Washington Wizards have a solid 34-21 record this season.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
Gortat is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Wizards' roster.
This season he has very high stats. Gortat averages: 11.9ppg, 11.4rpg and 1.6apg.
He used to play for the Polish national team
back in 2015.
#5. International swingman Adam Waczynski (199-89, currently plays in Spain) helped Unicaja Malaga win their game against the league leader Real Madrid (15-4) 82-78 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday.
Waczynski scored 11 points in 25 minutes.
Unicaja Malaga (13-7) is placed sixth in the Liga Endesa.
This year Waczynski's total stats are: 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.1apg in 20 games.
He plays currently for the Polish national team.
#6. Power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a Vanoli Cremona's victory against the 11th-ranked Auxilium TO (9-10) crushing them 117-82 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night.
Wojciechowski recorded 17 points.
Vanoli Cremona (5-14) closes the standings in the Serie A.
But the situation may improve as they ended a series of three consecutive loses.
Wojciechowski has averaged so far 4.6ppg and 2.4rpg.
He is a former international player as he played for the Polish senior team four years ago.
#7. Former U20 international forward Mathieu Wojciechowski (203-92, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned A.J. Slaughter in the French ProA last game.
Wojciechowski helped Limoges CSP Elite win their game against the closely-ranked Strasbourg IG (10-9) 83-76.
He recorded 13 points in a mere 17 minutes.
Wojciechowski has averaged so far 3.2ppg and 3.2rpg in 19 games.
He used to play for the Polish U20 national team
five years ago.
#8. Center Przemyslaw Karnowski (216-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Gonzaga win their game against the University of San Francisco (7-7) crushing them 96-61 in the NCAA on Thursday night.
Karnowski scored 23 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 27 minutes.
The Gonzaga University has quite an impressive 14-0 conference record this season.
So far his team won all fourteen games in the conference.
There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Karnowski has been at the team for five years.
This season he has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.1apg in 26 games.
Karnowski used to play for the Polish national team
back in 2015.
#9. International center Adam Lapeta (217-87, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Lithuania) managed to help Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in a 1-point victoryagainst the league outsider Siauliai (3-20) 82-81 in the Lithuanian LKL last Saturday.
He scored only 2 points and blocked 2 blocks in 13 minutes.
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (16-7) is placed third in the LKL.
Lapeta has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 3.6rpg in 22 games.
He is also in the roster of the Polish national team.
#10. Forward Jakub Niziol (201-96, currently studies in the States) helped Cal Poly - SLO win their game against the Cal State - Northridge (6-4) 85-71 in the NCAA on Wednesday night.
Niziol scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 23 minutes.
The Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo has not so impressive 2-8 conference record this season.
Niziol has averaged so far 4.1ppg and 1.8rpg in 17 games.
He is U20 international player who is currently on the Polish National Team roster.
#11. International forward Tomasz Gielo (205-93, college: Mississippi, currently plays in Spain) helped Joventut edge the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia 86-84 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.
Gielo scored only 4 points.
Gielo has averaged so far 3.9ppg and 1.7rpg.
He plays currently for the Polish national team.
#12. Former international forward Konrad Tota (196-80, college: Dickinson St., currently plays in Germany) helped SG Schwelmer Baskets win their game against the second-ranked Hagen BG 85-76 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Friday.
Tota scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes.
Tota has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.7apg in six games.
Despite he played previously for the Canadian university national team, Tota is currently in the Polish national team roster.
#13. Former U18 international small forward Karol Majchrzak (195-97, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to help GBA Sparta in their game against Slavoj BK Litomerice in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division).
He scored 9 points.
His team was defeated 87-80.
Majchrzak has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.8apg.
He used to play for the Polish U18 national team
two years ago.
#14. Former U20 international forward Dawid Czerniawski (203-93, currently plays in NAIA) helped Davenport University win their game against the Siena Heights University 62-59 in the WHAC on Wednesday night.
Czerniawski recorded only 2 points in 14 minutes.
Czerniawski has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 2.7rpg in 15 games.
He used to play for the Polish U20 national team
back in 2013.
The list of other players, who all have Polish passport but never been selected to any of Polish national teams:
#1.Maciej Baginski (195-SF-95, currently plays in Iceland) could not help Thor Thorl (9-8) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Baginski's very good performance Thor Thorl was defeated 86-78 on the road by the leading Stjarnan.
He was the second best scorer with 23 points. Baginski also added 5 rebounds.
This season Baginski has relatively solid stats: 14.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg.
He has a dual citizenship: Polish and Icelandic.
Despite Baginski's Polish passport, he previously played for the Icelandic U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Polish team.
#2.Andy Mazurczak (188-G, agency: Duran International, college: Wisc.-Parkside, currently plays in Greece) was not able to help Kavala (5-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Kavala was crushed 73-50 in Athens by the higher-ranked Panionios (#9).
Mazurczak was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 3 assists.
Mazurczak has reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg.
He is a naturalized American.
Apparently Mazurczak has never played in Poland.
#3. Experienced Aleksander Lichodzijewski (204-PF-84, currently plays in Belgium) was the major contributor in a 1-point Basic-Fit Brussels' victory against the closely-ranked Spirou Charleroi (11-9) 65-64 in the Belgian Euromillions League on Wednesday night.
Lichodzijewski scored 13 points.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Basic-Fit Brussels (11-9) is placed fourth in the Euromillions League.
Lichodzijewski plays fourth season for the team.
He has averaged so far 7.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.7apg.
Lichodzijewski is another player who holds two passports: Polish and Belgian.
#4.Konrad Wysocki (202-F-82, college: Princeton, currently plays in Germany) led Crailsheim Merlins to a victory against the closely-ranked Chemnitz (15-7) 96-87 in the German ProA (second division) in Saturday night's game.
He recorded 12 points in 24 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Crailsheim Merlins (18-5) is placed second in the ProA.
Wysocki has reliable stats this year: 10.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.7apg in 23 games he played so far.
He has both Polish and German nationalities.
#5.Gal Gilinski (195-G-95, currently plays in Israel) contributed to a Hapoel Kfar Saba's victory against one of league's weakest teams Hasharon (4-15) 90-80 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Tuesday.
Gilinski recorded 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair (13-6) is placed third in the National League.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Gilinski has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg.
He also holds two passports: Israeli and Polish.
Despite Gilinski's Polish nationality, he previously played for the Israeli U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Polish team.
#6.Kevin Wysocki (200-SF-87, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Herzogenaurach in their game against Rosenheim in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). Despite his very good performance on Saturday night He recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. Wysocki also added 3 assists.
Wysocki has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.
Wysocki has Polish and German nationalities.
Despite his Polish passport, Wysocki previously played for the German U20 national team.
#7.Wojciech Rogacewicz (203-F-86, college: Mount Olive, currently plays in Germany) managed to help VfL Stade in a victory against the second-ranked RW Cuxhaven 66-59 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Friday night's game.
He scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 11 minutes.
Rogacewicz has averaged so far 4.1ppg and 2.1rpg in 12 games.
#8.Daniel Motyka (180-PG-92, college: Wisc.-Superior, currently plays in Sweden) helped IK Eos win their game against the fourth-ranked Lobas 88-73 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) on Saturday night.
Motyka recorded 12 points in only a mere 14 minutes.
Motyka has averaged so far 7.8ppg and 2.9rpg in 14 games.
#9.Liraz Ariely (185-PG-92, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, currently plays in Israel) couldn't help Hapoel Migdal Haemek in their game against Maccabi Raanana in the Israeli National League (second division).
He recorded only 4 points and had 3 steals.
His team was badly defeated by 19 points 87-68.
Ariely has reliable stats this season: 10.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg.
He has dual citizenship: Polish and Israeli.
#10.Maciej Klimaszewski (203-C-95, currently plays in Iceland) couldn't help Snaefell in their game against Tindastoll in the Icelandic Dominos League. Klimaszewski cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones.
He scored only 2 points in 11 minutes.
His team was crushed by 45 points 104-59.
Klimaszewski has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 2.7rpg in 15 games.
He holds both Polish and Icelandic passports.
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